Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest is pleased to announce that Thrive Counseling Center is the recipient of Community Bank's Champion Grant. The purpose of the Champion Grant is to assist organizations in providing community outreach programs for low or moderate income individuals.
The dramatic art work of Jesse Howard will be on display in an exhibit titled "The Abyss Series: The Diminishing Black Male" from May 2 through May 30 at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street. The exhibit brings to light how the plight of African American youth is indicative of a greater social and cultural dilemma.
OPRFHS Debate Team members and Seniors Noah Cramer and Nathan Rothenbaum walked away with the trophy as the 8th place debate team on Monday April 30 at the Tournament of Champions in Louisville, KY. The Tournament of Champions is an invitation only tournament held annually at the University of Kentucky and is the most prestigious national debate tournament, representing debaters from the nation's most prestigious individual debate tournaments.
Once a month, adults who enjoy reading YA Lit get together to discuss a current title at The Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak Park Ave. In addition to a lively book chat, participants in the Adults Who Love to Read YA (Young Adult) Literature have had the opportunity to sit down with their book's author or Skype with an out-of-town author about their book. Anyone buying a book club title in order to join in the discussion receives a 10% discount.
The Collaboration for Early Childhood, in recognition of the Week of the Young Child, announces that all Oak Park governing bodies passed the following Proclamation: Proclamation for the Week of the Young Child
The Magic Tree Bookstore at 141 N. Oak Park Ave. will be hosting a very special art auction of works by Oak Park's middle school students. The community is invited to see the art works in Magic Tree's big front window and bid on favorites. Art purchasers will be benefiting the Oak Park Education Foundation's Art Start (visiting artists) program.
Let's not accept that "kids will be kids." Instead let's accept that "everything starts with one!" Attend the movie, "Bully," and then let's join together to stand up for each other no matter who we are.
David M. Sokol, Professor Emeritus of Art History at University of Illinois at Chicago, the founder and long time director of the UIC Museum Studies Program, was appointed to the Board of the Illinois State Museum and confirmed by the State Senate on April 26th. Sokol was the first curator of the Terra Museum of American Art and served as Acting Director both of the Terra Museum and Spertus Museum. He has guest curated many exhibitions, and is the author of books, exhibition catalogs, and articles.
On Monday, April 23, the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association installed new officers to its Board of Directors. Dorothy Brown, Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court, presided over the swearing-in ceremony held at the club's historic landmark building at 178 Forest Avenue.